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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio
2.0L 4-cyl Engine Code [A][B] Engine Code [A][B] ABA
115 bhp. @ 5400 rpm / Torque: 122 ft. lbs. @ 3200 rpm
2.0L - Inline 4-cyl (Gasoline)

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (1998 Volkswagen Cabrio with engine code [A][B]) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

Optional Equipment Listing This guide lists all available equipment options such as transmission options, differentials etc. for 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio with engine code [A][B] hide.
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Operating Temperature Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sometimes provide different product recommendations based on operating environment temperature for a given equipment. This product cross reference guide will list such recommendations based on OEM guidelines. Some OEM recommended viscosity pertaining to a specific temperature range may not be available from AMSOIL.

However, AMSOIL products recommended for another temperature range can be safely used because AMSOIL synthetic lubricants are engineered to provide exceptional performance for significantly broader temperature range when compared to conventional & or other brand synthetic oils. For more information on a lubricants cold temperature performance; please refer to "Pour Point" from "Technical Properties" table located at the bottom of each lubricant product page hide.
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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SJ
    European Car Formula 5W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor Oil (EFMQT)
    European Car Formula 5W-40 Improved ESP Synthetic Motor Oil (AFLQT)
    -10 To 10C  »  20W-20
    0 To 30C  »  30
    Above -10C  »  20W-40, 20W-50
    Above 20C  »  40
    All TEMPS  »  5W-50, 10W-50, 10W-60
    All TEMPS  »  5W-40, 5W-30, 10W-30, 10W-40 [1]
    Below -5C  »  10W
    Below 10C  »  15W-40, 15W-50
    Below 15C  »  5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40
  2. Manual Transmission

    Manual Transmission, 020 (5-SPD)  »  GL-4

    All TEMPS  »  75W-90 [2]
    Manual Transmission & Transaxle Gear Lube 75W-90 (MTGQT)
  3. Automatic Transmission

  4. Front Differential

    Differential, Front W/ AT  »  GLSC8 [4] [5]

    All TEMPS  » 
    75W-90 Long Life Synthetic Gear Lube (FGRQT)
  5. Power Steering Fluid

    Power Steering Fluid  »  PS023

    Power Steering Fluid (PSFCN)
  6. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HBH

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [6]
  7. Clutch Fluid

    Clutch Fluid  »  HBH

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [6]
  8. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] With energy conserving oils.
    [2] VW part no. G 005 000 (G50), or equivalent, (synthetic)
    [3] Audi/VW Part number G 052 162 A2
    [4] Audi/VW Part number G 052 145 A1 (500 ml), G 052 145 A2
    (1 l), G 052 145 S2 (1 l). Note that G 052 145 A2 was
    superseded by the manufacturer with the G 052 145 S2.
    [5] Final drive for Automatic transmission only.
    [6] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 4 P/N B 000 750 M3

  9. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  4 liters [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  5 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, 01M Initial Fill  »  3 liters
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed 01M  »  5.3 liters
    Manual Transmission, 020 (5-SPD)  »  1.9 liters
    Differential, With AT Front  »  0.8 liters [2]
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] Add 0.5L (0.5 qt) less than capacity shown, start engine, let
    run until operating temperature is approx. 60 C (140 F),
    switch engine off, wait 3 minutes, check dipstick, fill to
    full mark as indicated on dipstick. May be more or less than
    0.5L(0.5qt) depending on model.
    [2] Final drive for Automatic transmission only.
  10. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  11. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  22 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission 020
    Fill Plug 18 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug NA ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission 02M
    Fill Plug 22 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug NA ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter 25, 000-Mile Ea Oil Filter (EAO34)  
    Oil Filter MANN Oil Filter (W71930)  
    Oil Filter WIX 51393 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter MANN Air Filter (C271541)  
    Air Filter WIX 46327 Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter MANN Fuel Filter (WK8307)  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33179 Fuel Filter  
    Transmission Filter WIX 58609 Auto Tran Filter  
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    AST Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    API P.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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EFM Synthetic 5W-40 C-ESP Euro Oil (EFM)

European Car Formula 5W-40 Classic Emissions System Protection Synthetic Motor Oil (EFM) is a Full-SAPS synthetic motor oil, specially formulated for the lubrication needs of European gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks. Its full sulfated ash, ...
AFL Synthetic 5W-40 I-ESP Euro Oil (AFL)

European Car Formula 5W-40 Improved Emissions System Protection Synthetic Motor Oil (AFL) is a Mid-SAPS synthetic motor oil is specially formulated for the lubrication needs of modern European gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks. Formulated wit...
MTG 75W-90 (GL-4) Synthetic Gear Lube (MTG)

AMSOIL Synthetic Manual Transmission and Transaxle Gear Lube (MTG) is a premium blend of the finest synthetic base oils and advanced, high-performance additives. It is formulated specifically for maximum protection in the most demanding manual trans...
ATF Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTF OE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
FGR 75W-90 Semi-Truck Gear Lube (FGR)

Specifically engineered for extended drain intervals up to 500,000 miles as set by equipment manufacturers for over-the-road trucks and heavy equipment. Provides long life in passenger cars and trucks. Protects against wear and improves equipment li...
PSF Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid (PSF)

AMSOIL Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid provides excellent wear protection. Its synthetic formulation delivers better lubricity and reduced friction, resulting in cooler operating temperatures, longer component life and quieter operation....
BFLV DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ANTPC Passenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANT Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
amsoil oil filter AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters

AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters feature synthetic nanofiber technology for maximum efficiency. Guaranteed for up to 15,000 miles or up to 25,000 miles, depending on application, when used with AMSOIL synthetic motor oil.
mann oil filter MANN-FILTERS Oil Filters

Oil filters from MANN-FILTER purify oil of dirt and solid particles such as dust, abraded metal, carbon deposits and soot particles. The filter housing is pressure-resistant, protected against corrosion and features a long-life elastomer seal. Use Part Number drop down to select filter.
mann air filter MANN-FILTERS Air Filters

MANN-FILTER air filters feature optimum pleat geometry for maximum dirt holding capacity and high filtration efficiency for engine protection. They also correct air flow, enhancing engine protection.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
6
Labor Units:
0.17
Parts Units:
4.2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
6
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Check
Item:
On-board diagnosis system
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A computer-controlled system that identifies malfunctioning or out-of-adjustment components under its control through the display of trouble codes. The presence of trouble codes is usually indicated by an intermittently or constantly lit "check engine " or "service engine soon" light.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Check for leaks
Item:
Engine
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A machine that burns fuel and converts the resulting heat into mechanical energy.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Air conditioning system
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The system of receiver/dryer, evaporator, condenser, compressor, refrigerant lines, controls and valves that allow for the controlled refrigeration of the air present in or entering a vehicle's interior.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Auto shift lock/starter safety switch
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that prevents the starter from functioning unless the shifter is in the park or neutral position, and prevents the shifter from being moved unless the brake pedal is depressed.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Battery
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A box containing lead plates filled with a water and acid mixture that stores electricity generated by the alternator. It is the source of power for parts of the car that operate on electricity.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake system
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.4
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Components in a basic brake system are the master cylinder, calipers and/or wheel cylinders, linings or pads or shoes, rotors and/or drums.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brakes, front
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Also used to refer to the brake system's most frequently replaced parts, brake pads and/or brake shoes.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive axles
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a front-wheel drive vehicle or a rear-wheel drive vehicle with independent rear suspension, the short axles that connect the driven wheels with the driving force. Drive axles typically have CV (constant velocity)-joints on their ends.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Steering
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The collection of components that enable the operator to direct a vehicle in a desired direction.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Lubricate
Item:
Hinges, locks & latches
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The devices that allow or prevent the opening of doors and hatches.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Check for leaks
Item:
Automatic transmission
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A transmission in which gear ratios are changed automatically.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Check level
Item:
Manual transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling a manual transmission.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Inspect for leaks
Item:
Manual transmission
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A type of transmission that must be shifted by the operator.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.17
Parts Units:
4.2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
3
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
40,000 miles (64,000 km)
Action:
Check level
Item:
Power steering fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Hydraulic fluid used in a power steering system.
Distance:
40,000 miles (64,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Ball joints & tie rod ends
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Lubricated parts of the steering and suspension systems, very similar in appearance, made up of a ball and socket that allow relatively friction-free movement.
Distance:
40,000 miles (64,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
40,000 miles (64,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
3.2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
9801
NHTSA Item Number:
603349

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject on radio remote control locking system. ( nhtsa item number - 603349 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
9918
NHTSA Item Number:
610170

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit diagnostic trouble codes p1580 (17988) and p0103 (16487) stored in diagnostic trouble code memory. ( nhtsa item number - 610170 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-08-01
Bulletin Number:
2015831
NHTSA Item Number:
10026848

Component Description: (A) Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system., (B) Structure: frame and members:underbody shields.

Service Bulletin Summary: Volkswagen: exhaust heat shield, replacement guidelines. Heat shields are to be inspected after completion o any type of repair to the underbody (exhaust system transmission, etc. ), and if damaged, replaced. ( nhtsa item number - 10026848 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
VOLKSWAGEN
Model(s):
CABRIO, JETTA, PASSAT
Year(s):
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Manufacturer:
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
NHTSA ID:
02V026000
Recall Date:
January 25th, 2002
Units Affected:
487,284

Affected Component: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap.

Summary: On some passenger vehicles, the fuel tank filler neck can suffer abrasion damage if the rear tire goes flat and the vehicle is driven until the tire disintegrates. .

Conequence: Fuel leakage can occur increasing the risk of a fire. .

Remedy: Dealers will fit passat vehicles with a new wheel house liner that will better protect the car's filler neck. Jetta vehicles will be fitted with a different metal shield designed to enhance abrasion protection in the event of tire disintegration. Owner notification began june 13, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. .

Notes: Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

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